Charging for access to information and re-use of information

A public sector body may charge for access to information and re-use of information (as provided by Article 19 of the Act on the Right of Access to Information and Article 20 of the Amendments to the Act on the Right of Access to Information).

According to legal provisions:
• no administrative or court fees shall be paid for access to information needed for procedures pursued with public sector bodies,
• a public sector body may ask the beneficiary to disburse actual expense incurred by the provision of information,
• at the request of a beneficiary, a public sector body will provide details about the calculation of the charge for provision of information.

The criteria for levels of charge and payment methods are given here.